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Genus: Papyrius   Shattuck, 1992 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 2 valid species, 3 valid subspecies

Papyrius Shattuck, 1992a PDF: 17. Type-species: Iridomyrmex nitidus, by original designation. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Papyrius as genus: all authors.
Genus Papyrius catalogues
Genus Papyrius references
Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 134 (diagnosis, review of genus); Shattuck, 1999: 79 (Australia synopsis); Heterick, 2009 PDF: 58 (south-western Australia species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 122 (brief male diagnosis); Heterick, 2021 10.18195/issn.0313-122x.86.2021.001-245 PDF: 54 (Western Australia species key).

Taxon Page Images:

Papyrius sp. worker ants tending to hemipteran nymphs inside a protective shed the ants have built out of plant fibers. Little Desert National Park, Victoria, Australia.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):

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